Category Personal

Deer viewer, happy 2013!

After Irene in Lambertville, NJ

Photo of my friend’s band, Story and Clark

This was a fun little shoot on a Denver rooftop apartment building. The band is Story and Clark.

I found Nemo!

I’m visiting Colorado this week to camp and to visit some friends. After a shower today at my friend Jared’s place, Nemo appeared!

Partly cloudly with a chance of pretty


Portrait of Amin in New Hope, PA

Oh the horror: What you get when you give a photographer a paintbrush

Caution: Wet paint

After about a year of putting it off, I finally upgraded to Photoshop CS5. One of the fancy new tools in PS5 is the mixer brush. This tool allows you to use your pen tablet to creatively paintbrush underlying colors in a photograph.I made the above image in about 20 minutes using my Wacom Intuos4 tablet.

Here’s a YouTube video from Wacom that explains how to use your tablet with the new mixer brush.

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Verdict? Pretty cool!

Pug in New York City

Murphy Brown in New York

My friend Kevin was pug-sitting for his traveling friend this weekend. I shot this photo with my trusty little Canon G9 point-and-shoot camera. There was strong midday sun coming in from the window, the reflected starburst is from the built-in flash. Also, if you’re curious: ISO200, 1/400 at F5.

Directional contrast

I made this photograph on Sunday at a fundraiser in Princeton, NJ. While I think there are some challenges with this image, I can’t help but be drawn to the contrast between the direction of the subjects in the art pieces on the wall and the direction of the people in the room. It’s curious to me that the people in the room are now directioned subjects in a new work.

What do you think?

Also, If you’re curious, that center photograph on the wall is supposedly number one in a series by photographer Alex Prager. The homeowner from Princeton noted that MoMA owns number two.

Portrait of Wes in snowy New Hope

We’ve had snow on the ground in New Hope, PA for something like two months. While I’m ready for warmer weather, snow does some great things for bouncing light around. Here is Wes leaning against a glass door with a simple mirror positioned in front of him to fill in some light and introduce a subtle catch light to his eyes.The background behind him is the stubborn snow that refuses to melt.